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Manitoba’s East Side Road Authority has a mandate to build permanent roads and bridges to isolated First Nation communities in that province.
Help for isolated Ontario First Nation comes from ManitobaA plan is finally in motion to build a long-overdue 25-kilometre access road to an isolated and neglected northwestern Ontario First Nation community straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border.Prior to the Manitoba government recessing for a provincial election in April, the East Side Road Authority was given political approval to expand beyond its borders and take on the so-called Freedom Road project for Shoal Lake 40.The island community has received national attention for its forced isol...


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Development charges are harming home builders, councillors told
Costs associated with building homes and apartments in Greater Sudbury are hurting the industry, city councillors were told June 21.At a public meeting held as part of the city's decision to freeze development charges this year, Laura Higgs, of the Sudbury Home Builders Association, said constr...
North Bay permits plenty of construction
The value of building permits issued by the City of North Bay reached more than $47 million in the first five months of this year. The tally of $47,420,958 represents an increase of 79 per cent over the same period last year, and 200 per cent over the year-to-date number on June 1, 2014. “I...
Second half of dam replacement getting underway
After a seasonal hiatus, construction of the Latchford Dam is set to start up again this June, and is on track to be completed by the end of the year.The $25.7-million project, which began last spring, involves the construction of a new dam with 14 gates with stoplogs to control water levels, a...
Province not moving fast enough on prompt payment
Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association manager Adam Pinder describes the prompt payment issue in Ontario as a “huge, epidemic” problem with far-ranging impacts on the province’s economy. After the city’s largest private employer, Essar Steel Algoma, went into creditor protection last fall...


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